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Magister Utinam Sequatur Evangelium Universus Mundus Oratorio on Saint George Preca - On 24th October the Sine Macula choir and orchestra of Safi performed the oratorio Dun Ìor© Preca at the auditorium of the MUSEUM Central House in Blata l-Bajda, for Members and Candidates and guests. The oratorio was also performed in the Safi parish church on Friday 19th October on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the MUSEUM in the locality. The lyrics of the oratorio were written by Mr Paul Callus and the music composed by Mro Tony Pace.

A multimedia presentation, with the theme ‘Dun Ìor©: a point between generations’ was presented to the general public on 3rd October 2012 at the Don Bosco Oratory in Victoria, Gozo and to the SDC Members and Candidates on 24th October 2013 at the auditorium of the Society. The event, with music, song and dance is a prelude to a musical being prepared by the Don Bosco Oratory on Saint George Preca.

The front page of this PRECA CALLING, is a painting named ‘Halted’, by Ivan Grixti, an SDC Member currently in the Poland SDC Centre. The image brings to mind the exhortation of Saint Peter: “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” (1 Peter 3:15)

‘Halted’ – a reflection Imagine being suddenly halted, stopped from the everyday routine and asked to stand with your hands up, facing a wall. It may be a moment of suspense and fear, waiting together with others until your turn comes. “What will happen?” “Why did they stop me?” “What am I going to be asked and what am I going to answer?” Many people lived and are still living this experience in today’s world. Many are still being threatened and even killed for giving witness to their faith. Maybe we will not be halted and asked to prove our faith and hope in this way. But surely we are continually provided with similar circumstances where our soul is halted to reflect on the real meaning of life, and in other times confronted to give the reason for our hope and faith. May we always be aware of these providential situations and ready to give an authentic answer that comes directly from the Holy Spirit. Ivan Grixti Poland


Preca Calling - February 2013  

- Review Year 2012